Rainfall in Santa Cruz is rarely normal. It either rains a lot, or we have prolonged dry spells. Annual rainfall to date is slightly above average, 16.36″ compared to YTD historical average of 15.39.”


Rainfall at Loch Lomond is behind average, with only 20.25″ to date. Loch Lomond has recovered to 94.1% from rainfall and the City of Santa Cruz has not pumped any water up to the Loch from its 900 million gallon permitted take. Santa Cruz rarely takes water from its permitted take.


Soquel Creek Water District has raised its rates again. A 9% across-the-board rate increase went into effect in January 2020.